Idea to reality: Develop gourmet, fresh turkey sausages to expand Ferndale Market’s line of turkey products.
AURI’s role: AURI provided formulations, nutritional paneling and labeling. AURI staff also helped identify appropriate processors and worked with the processors to develop specifications for each new product.
Outcomes: Three different turkey sausage formulations were successfully developed and are currently marketed to numerous retail stores across the state as well as at Ferndale’s on-farm retail store.
By the Numbers: Ferndale’s turkey sausages are sold in more than 30 retailers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, generating revenues from this product alone of approximately $50,000 thus far.